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Arizona Student Shooting Ruled a Murder-Suicide

By The Associated Press — February 23, 2016 1 min read
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A shooting at a suburban Phoenix high school that killed two 15-year-old girls and caused panic among parents was a murder-suicide, police say.

Police revealed that a suicide note was found at the shooting scene at Independence High School in Glendale. They said each girl was shot once, and a weapon was found near the bodies.

Authorities say a male classmate provided the handgun used in the murder-suicide. Police say one of the girls told the 15-year-old boy she needed it for protection. Authorities are reviewing his involvement in the matter.

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A version of this article appeared in the February 24, 2016 edition of Education Week as Arizona Student Shooting Ruled a Murder-Suicide


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